Learn measured, sensible, and responsible ways to approach social media use in schools.
Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations.
Use policy creation as an opportunity to take inventory of your students' needs, ... Read more
Since its creation, almost four years ago, the app has revolutionized the way we play games, communicate, order takeout, and even exercise. However, for many students, building apps has become a tool to ... Read more
As we surf the Web, information is being collected about us. This is a modern phenomenon commonly referred to as “behavioral tracking,” and Mozilla Corporation CEO Gary Kovacs wants to provide ... Read more
Kids today are spending more time with digital media and mobile technology than ever before. In his new book, “Talking Back to Facebook: A Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital ... Read more
Want to make sure your students don’t fall behind in the summer months? We’ve got resources for you. Our new Summer Learning Guide is designed to keep kids learning and engaged all summer long, ... Read more
How much are kids really learning from the apps, games, and websites they use at home or at school? Can a parent or teacher trust that a product claiming to have “educational value” really ... Read more
At Common Sense Media, we understand how important, and sometimes challenging, it can be to teach lessons that align with ELA Common Core (CC) Standards. This is why we’re very excited to announce ... Read more
Modeled on the famous TED videos on “ideas worth spreading,” TED-Ed offers educators a customizable series of videos and animation to supplement their own expertise in the classroom.
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The question of how to effectively—and safely--incorporate social media into school curriculums is one quandary academics and educators have been discussing for years. A Brookings Institution’s ... Read more